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1980 Cascade 36

Olympia, Washington


36' Cascade 36 '80 "Sonrisa"

SONRISA is a well found, shipshape sailing cruiser.  Her hand laid up Fiberglass hull is reputed to be one of the strongest built. She has been cruised all over the West Coast from Mexico to Alaska and most of Puget Sound.  The interior arrangement is perfect for long ocean passages without a lot of sharp corners to bump into.    The galley is also designed to be at sea with the sink near centerline and the gimballed propane stove within easy reach. There are overhead stainless steel grab rails to hang onto when moving about the interior.   The settee berths all have lee cloths to keep crew from rolling out of their bunks while underway. In port the interior is a comfortable home away from home. On deck the high toe rails keep a person from slipping off the deck and there again Stainless steel rails along the cabin top giving plenty to hold or clip on to while working on deck.    Her rig and sail plan are simple and straightforward.   Control lines lead aft into the cockpit.  A manual Simpson Lawrence windlass is mounted on the foredeck for anchor duty. SONRISA has been well-maintained throughout her life and is ready to head out once again for the next adventure. The included gear and repair parts leave little left other than your personal gear and provisions to cast off lines and go    A few personal items and the owner’s tools are excluded. 

Basic Boat Info

Boat Name: Sonrisa
Make: Cascade
Model: 36
Year: 1980
Condition: Used
Category: Sail
Builder: Yacht Constructors
Construction: Fiberglass
Boat Hull ID: YCS361461280
Has Hull ID: Yes


Length: 36 ft
Length Overall: 36 ft
Length Of Deck: 36 ft
Waterline Length: 26 ft
Beam: 10 ft
Min Draft: 5'6 ft
Displacement: 14,000 lb
Cabin Headroom: 6'4 ft

Engines / Speed

Engines: 1
  • Make: Kubota
  • Model: BETA 25
  • Fuel: Diesel
  • Engine Power: 25hp
  • Type: Inboard
  • Propeller Type: 3 Blade, Bronze
  • Year: 2020
  • Engine Hours: 120
Cruising Speed: 6.5 kn
Propeller RPM: 2700
Maximum Speed: 7.25 kn


Fuel Tanks: 1
Fuel Tank Capacity: 40 gal
Fuel Tank Material: Aluminum
Water Tanks: 1
Water Tank Capacity: 70 gal
Water Tank Material: Plastic
Holding Tank Count: 1
Holding Tank Capacity: 13 gal
Holding Tank Material: Plastic


Heads Count: 1
Boat Class: Cruisers


Dan O'Brien, Olympia WA
Yachtfinders Windseakers


Yachtfinders Windseakers
2330 Shelter Island Drive Suite 207
San Diego, California, US, 92106
Tel:Home office:360-867-1783 cellular 831-247-6162
The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.


Starting at the bow is a V berth with a small hanging locker. Water tanks located below the berth. Overhead is an opening hatch for ventilation and exterior access. Next aft is the head/shower to port and a cedar lined hanging locker to starboard followed by a spacious cabin with 6 ft 3 inches of headroom. Settee berths are on either side with a folding table set just off center on the port side. There is deep storage space under the seats and behind the seat backs. Above the seats are bookshelves and lockers. There are stainless steel grab rails on either side of the cabin top and a large opening hatch overhead for ventilation. The cabin sole is teak. A propane cabin heater keeps things toasty and warm.

Next aft is the galley to port and the navigation area to starboard. The nav table has storage below it for charts and groceries. Aft of the navigation station is quarter berth. The engine compartment and companionway ladder to the cockpit are offset to starboard. The galley to port has been designed with working at sea in mind. The double sink is close to the centerline and the gimballed propane stove outboard. The refrigerated locker is on the port side in the galley. The surrounding space is lined with various cabinets and drawers for storing cooking utensils and food stores. If you have ever cooked at sea you will appreciate the arrangement.

Next aft up the companionway is the cockpit. The cockpit forward part is covered by a dodger. Under the dodger forward on the cabin top are sail and halyard controls. Navigation instruments are mounted on the bulkhead below. Surrounding the cockpit are several lockers for storage of gear and providing access to tanks and batteries. Further aft are spare anchor and propane lockers. The boat has tiller steering and is equipped for a Tillermaster type autopilot.

Everywhere you look you will see a boat that has been loved by knowledgeable owners who cared about a seaworthy boat.


Isotherm refrigerator, 12V with Danforth compressor

Force 10 Propane 3-burner range and oven

Water heater, 6 gallon, 110V, (not currently connected to engine, but engine and heater have appropriate fittings) 

Pressure water system sends hot and cold water to the galley and the head

Fresh water foot pump at the galley

Salt water foot pump at the galley with its own strainer and shut off valve

Electronics and Navigation

Raymarine TriData - depth, knot meter, sea temp, timer, log

Raymarine Smart Pilot Tiller Pilot

Standard Horizon GPS, displaying time, SOG, lat/long

Garmin hand held GPS

Raytheon R10X Radar

Standard Horizon VHF DSC radio with AIS display, hailer and foghorn

ICOM AIS receiver

ICOM Handheld VHF

AM/FM USB Radio and stereo speakers inside and out

Dell computer with chart plotter software and backup Dell computer

Isolators installed in one backstay for possible SSB radio


House Bank 1: (2) 6-volt 245 Ah batteries

House Bank 2: (2) 6-volt 245 Ah batteries

Battery switch (OFF/1/2/BOTH) controls the two house banks

Starter Battery: 12-volt battery with separate on/off switch

Blue Seas battery monitor for the two house banks

True Charge 20+ 3-bank charger

ProMariner Zinc Saver Galvanic Isolator

ARGOFET Battery Isolator to support charging of all three banks

75 Amp alternator new 2020 

30A Shore Power Cord

20A Adapter

West Marine inverter with 110 power strips installed port/starboard 

(2) 12-V cigarette lighter sockets (one in cockpit and one at navigation table)

(2) 12/V double USB sockets located in salon port/starboard


35 lb CQR on 275’ 5/16” chain new 2015

16Kg Bruce (never used) with 200’ 3/4 nylon rode stored in salon settee

Simpson Lawrence 555 manual windlass with high and low gear, overhauled and lubed in 2018

Danforth stern anchor with 200 ft rode and chain

Very ample dodger, winch covers, traveler covers, hatch covers

Stern tie reel with 300’ of floating line

Jim Buoy man-overboard pole and horseshoe float with flag 

Lifesling with lifting tackle

Magna Barbecue with cover and spare regulator

Tri-color masthead light, steaming light, spreader light and running lights.


LOA 36’, last bottom paint 2019

Though hulls below water line: head intake, head outfall, engine intake, galley drain

Through hulls above water line: head sink, cockpit drains.

Sails and Rigging

Manual boom vang led to cockpit

Mid-boom mainsheet traveler with controls led to cockpit

Wire rigging

Double backstays

Aluminum deck-stepped mast with single spreaders and one mast step

Alado roller furler

Lazy jacks and bungee sail stop system

Tiller extender

(2) ARCO 44 self-tailing winches on cockpit coamings

(2) ARCO 16 winches on cabin top

(5) winch handles

(4) snatch blocks for jib sheet adjustment

Mainsail, dacron fully battened with 2 sets of reef points and slab reefing.  Halyard and reefing lines led to cockpit

Genoa (130) dacron with sacrificial cover on roller furling, halyard led to cockpit

There is a tang on the mast for a solent stay - boat just needs to have a fitting installed on the deck.

Cruising spinnaker with dousing sleeve


Mainsail cover

Engine and Mechanical

Racor primary fuel filter with spare filter element

Emergency engine stop mounted on engine

2:1 transmission ratio

Lube oil engine mounted pump

Raw water strainer on engine intake, second strainer on galley sink foot pump

Fuel shutoff solenoid valve for stove on breaker panel

Cockpit engine controls located under dodger

Acoustic engine insulation

Manual fire extinguisher on engine access panel

Bilge pumps: (1) manual, (1) electric 

Tiller steering

Head: Wilcox-Crittenden manual with overboard discharge, Y-valve and 13 gallon plastic holding tank located in V berth

Shaft saver, three-blade bronze propeller and prop flange new 2020


Crab pot, line and float

Rod and reel



(1) harness

(2) tethers

(1) jacket type PFD

(1) SOSpenders PFD

(3) fire extinguishers

(2) disposable airhorns

Manual airhorn with bicycle pump

Electronic foghorn integrated in VHF/hailer

Emergency tiller

Life sling

(4) yellow throwable cushions

Electric flare/strobe

MOB Jim Buoy pole and Collar

Inflatable black ball, orange SOS flag

Other Features and Equipment

Two deck hatches that can be locked in closed or slightly open position for ventilation

4-part block and tackle long enough to hoist owner on bosun’s chair to the top of the mast

Screens on all portholes, with a couple of spare screens - all portholes are openable

Engine control panel with tachometer, oil pressure and water temperature gauges 

Shower sump for head shower

Fresh water foot pump as well as pressure hot/cold water in head

Complete Top Gun boat cover, used two seasons

Bosun’s chair

Spare autopilot ram

Anchor snubber

(2) spare windlass handles

Anchor marker float system

West Marine binoculars

Spotlight with extension cord

Collapsible water storage tank

Full size Dehumidifier

(2) Caframo drying heaters

West Marine 110 heater

Force 10 propane salon heater with hi/lo heat levels

Wallas Nautic 30 forced-air ductwork, fuel pickup, exhaust fitting and controls installed although heater unit no longer functions

Plates, soup bowls, dessert bowls, wine glasses, silverware

Pots and pans, utensils, storage containers

Towels, (2) down comforters with fleece and cotton duvet covers, (2) pillows with cases

Rope boarding ladder

Several spare jib sheets and spinnaker sheets (not on boat)

Step for mounting from dock

Bronze cockpit-hung anchor light

Manual anemometer

(6) large fenders, (1) small fender

(2) each bow, stern and midship lines

(4) lockers of maintenance equipment including: electrical wire; bulbs; crimp fittings: multi-meter: various stainless and bronze nuts, bolts, screws; plumbing fittings; spare head leathers and gaskets; spare belt and filters; lubricants; touch-up paints and varnish; caulks; thread; marline; sail repair materials; adhesives; cleaning supplies…

(3) large bins of spare fabrics - upholstery, Sunbrella, etc. - and miscellaneous fittings - wire, cables, plumbing, etc. (not on boat)

Folding hand truck

Garden hose with sprayer handle

West Marine 110 cabin heater

2.5-gal jerry cans for diesel

1.6-gal jerry can for water

Collapsible water jug

Many spare sheets and guys


All seller’s personal effects on board, including owner’s tools, are excluded from the sale of this vessel.

The Company offers the details of this vessel in good faith but cannot guarantee or warrant the accuracy of this information nor warrant the condition of the vessel. A buyer should instruct his agents, or his surveyors, to investigate such details as the buyer desires validated. This vessel is offered subject to prior sale, price change, or withdrawal without notice.

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